Oklahoma is full of weird and extremely interesting names. Some of them are hard to pronounce, while others are just downright silly. Even though these 12 towns have funny names, they are still worth visiting for their history, charm or attractions. Take a look at these towns that are worth a visit.
Located in Okmulgee County, this beautiful countryside is home to Nuyaka Creek Winery. Take a trip and visit the winery for an enjoyable afternoon outing in northeastern Oklahoma.
Located in Rogers County between Vinita and Claremore, Bushyhead was named after the Principal Chief of the Cherokee, Dennis W. Bushyhead. This is the place to check out if you love photographing old barns.
Voted as one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns in America, Tahlequah is a town located in northeastern Oklahoma that is full of charm, character and Native American history. From shopping to dining to outdoor activities, this delightful town is impossible to drive through without stopping to check it out.
It may only have a population of 8, but it's worth a visit to check out the cool history. A man named Tom Lemmons bought a chicken coop and moved near a highway being built during the Great Depression. He started a store in the chicken coop and decided he was bored so he started a town called Nye. Local legend says Lemmon's sister always told customers the store was "slapout" of whatever they wanted. He said she didn't say that but it stuck with the customers and they finally won and the town Nye was changed to Slapout.
Pawhuska is a small town in northeastern Oklahoma that was established in 1872. The town has just over 3,500 residents and is the capital of the Osage Nation. The town is full of friendly people, historical places and southern charm. Downtown Pawhuska is a charming area where 86 of its 98 buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. It's the perfect place to dine, shop or conduct business.
Not really the town name you want to say you are from: "Hi, I'm from Slaughterville" doesn't have quite the ring you're looking for. Slaughterville's name actually originated from a small business in the region. Jim Slaughter owned a business on Highway 77 and Slaughterville Road and the corner became known as "Slaughter's Corner."
The town was named after a mercantile owned by Marvin Cornelius in the 1920's. The store owner was known for giving cookies to children. For those of you who enjoy visiting ghost towns, Cookietown is a great stop.
Frogville is located a short distance from the Red River, which separates Oklahoma and Texas. There's not much to see in town but it's worth a visit to see some of Oklahoma's history while passing through to Texas. The town was named Frogville because it had such an abundance of large frogs...big enough to eat small ducks.
This town is the capital of the Muscogee/Creek Nation and has lots of great places to eat. Check out House of Smoke BBQ or Massey's Bar-B-Que for some delicious, mouthwatering meat.
The small town of Weleetka is a small-knit community of fewer than 1,000 residents. One tragedy after another has struck Weleetka and now the residents are beginning to wonder if their town is cursed. It's a great place to explore if you enjoy exploring haunted places.
It's always funny to hear out-of-towners try and pronounce the word. Poteau is actually French (not Native American) for "outpost." This is a fun place to visit because it is home to the tallest hill in the world. You can drive or hike to the top and stop and take pictures at the top of the hill in front of the famous sign.
It's a location, not a vocation, so get your mind out of the gutter. As if the town name isn't bad enough, the baseball team is called the Horny Toads. It's a quaint, little town full of charm and is definitely known for its funny town name.